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Things to do for December 10, 2009
20-Course Dinners, Tater Tots and Rod Langway
The weekend deserves a Nobel.
The Old Town restaurant is serving up happy hour beers like Colorado Kölsch and Steam Engine Lager for $3. But you'll need sustenance with those suds, so may we suggest the Southern-fried Jackson 5: $10 gets you a ham slider, a BBQ pork slider, tater tots, two fried green tomatoes and a deviled egg. (You guessed it: the deviled egg is Tito.)
The Capitol Hill Belgian spot is adding a bivalve-rich menu of starters and entrées, like risotto with red beets, mussels and squid ink. To wash them down, Belga has an array of winter ales on tap, like St-Feuillien Noël and St. Bernardus Noel Corsendonk Christmas (which seems to have arrived early this year).
Rod Langway's New Bar at Clyde's
Because you can never have too many bars, Clyde's will launch its fourth, the Alley Bar, before the Caps take on the Hurricanes. On hand: Caps Hall of Fame defenseman Rod Langway, whose painted portrait will be unveiled in the bar. Just don't ask for "the check" while he's in earshot.
Beer and Buckler at Farinelli's
The Arlington stronghold of all things cool and casual is handing over its keys to British designer Andrew Buckler, who somehow manages to combine rock-star edge with a little English propriety. Better yet, they'll be pouring free Harp and Pimm's Cup. Which should help you look even better in the mirror.
20 Bites at Poste Brasserie
This summer chef Robert Weland personally presided over his grill in the courtyard, and now that the weather's turned brisk, he's wisely moving indoors. Every night, four lucky diners can eat at the counter overlooking his open kitchen—he'll prep 20 courses of small bites like Slow Cooked Egg With Bacon, Rabbit Tortellini and Butter-Poached Lobster. On second thought, better reserve all four seats for yourself.